9 September 2013

‘We must take students beyond their everyday lives’

Professor Michael Young on why knowledge must be put centre-stage in schools.

20 August 2013

Towards a manifesto for higher education

spiked’s education editor outlines a vision for the future of the university.

12 August 2013

Taking the ‘he’ out of higher education

The feminist challenge to Enlightenment ideas of knowledge and rationality has undermined the project of HE.

18 July 2013

Knowing stuff makes a comeback

Michael Gove’s new national curriculum elevates knowledge over skills. About time.

10 July 2013

Children have never had it so good

At a time when youngsters are healthier and wealthier than ever, why are some hellbent on depicting them as mentally ill?

6 July 2013

Turning adult students into cotton-wool kids

Mollycoddling universities seem more interested in helping students make friends than in educating them.

24 June 2013

A degree of instrumentalism

Despite some fine rhetoric, a new think-tank report rehashes the failed ideas behind UK higher-education policy.

5 March 2013

There is no right to be a postgraduate

Turning postgrad studies into a 'human right' empties them of the testing and rigour that make them special.

16 July 2012

Learning cannot
be bought

New student charters in UK universities turn lecturers into service providers and students into consumers.

3 November 2010

The student-customer is not always right

Lord Browne’s idea that student feedback surveys should shape education is a bigger shock than the proposed hike in fees.